Thomas Vitaglione, MPH

Adjunct Professor Department of Maternal and Child Health

Tom Vitaglione had a successful career with the N.C. Division of Public Health where, for more than a decade, he was responsible for child health programs. He retired from state government in 2000, and has been a child advocate with N.C. Child ever since.

He has been responsible for the development of many programs, including North Carolina's State Children's Health Insurance Program. As an advocate, he has helped insure enactment of many child safety laws, including the Graduated Driver's Licensing System. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, Tom is still active in a non-profit that provides support for AIDS orphans in that country.

Honors and Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award
2000, American Academy of Pediatrics

Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Teaching Interests

Individual classes at the request of teaching faculty

Research Activities

Child Safety
Infant Mortality Prevention
Child Maltreatment Prevention

Service Activities

Resources for Seniors (construction projects)
Reading Tutor (Wake County Schools)
Meals on Wheels Delivery